By Our Special Representative
Shillong(Meghalaya), April 15 : A renowned doctor and philanthropist, Dr. John L. Sailo Ryntathiang died due to COVID-19, at 3:00 a. m on Wednesday ie. 15 that April’ 2020, at Bethany Hospital, Nongrim-Hills, here, he is first casualty who died of the disease from the state of Meghalaya within twenty four hours after being diagnosed with the contagious disease
This was confirmed by Nongrim Rangbah Shnong of the area , Bantylli Narry.
Dr. Sailo, the founder of the Bethany Hospital, here was diagnosed on Monday . His conditions deteroitrated as he was a diabetic patient and he was 69 years old.
Dr. Sailo, set up a strong Bethany Hospital in Shillong, later-on, set up the Bethany Outreach Hospital in Nongpoh Ri Bhoi District and an OPD Centre in Umsning, Ri Bhoi District and in Byrnihat, Ri Bhoi District and they have a great benefit to the people of Ri Bhoi District immensely.
Dr. John L. Sailo Ryntathiang was MBBS, MD (AIIMS), FCCP holds the position of Director & Consultant Internal Medicine in Bethany Hospital, here.
Late Dr. Sailo had treated Former President of India , Late A . P. J Abdul Kalam Azad when he suffered a major cardiac arrest during his visit to the pine city in his own hospital,
Meanwhile , condolence messages are pouring in from various segments of the society.
According to official sources his funeral will held as per the COVID -19 protocol.